I just can't vote for Bush... have to fight for my trails at the local level even harder than I do now. My friend, the local level will be completely powerless against Executive Privilege of a sitting President. In my opinion the American public may rather live under a socialist government and eventually a dictatorship. They seem to want the government and taxes to take care of everything. I hope they are not the majority but fear they are becoming one. The Fall Of A Republic When the thirteen colonies were still a part of England, Professor Alexander Tyler wrote about the fall of the Athenian republic over two thousand years previous to that time: A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage. Alexander Tyler I realize this is totally off topic and there is an appropriate forum for this discussion. So I will restrain myself from further comment. As far as carbs go try to reduce the amount you eat to cut pounds off your bod and put speed into your machine.